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3 minutes | 2 days ago
Season 2 Coming at You!
Got time in between stuffing and turkey. Let's give thanks for Season 2 of Risky Behavior, coming at you January 2021! We covered a LOT of ground in Season 1, but we promise to get even more real on what you NEED to know about the RISKS you'll face. We have specials guests you will NOT want to miss like music legend Moby, and public health twitter sensation Eric Feigl-Ding on science topics ranging from eating less meat (vegan, lab-grown, both??) to the wonders of oxytocin with neuroscience rockstar Bianca Jones-Marlin, to (unfortunately), the NEXT global pandemic, and so much more! You know from Season 1 that you can trust us to break down the facts, but also to keep it fun! Make sure you subscribe to Risky Behavior to never miss an episode! Thanks for listening and we'll see you in the new year! Related Links: Check us out on our hompage: https://www.riskybehaviordc.com/ See the live episodes on our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/2vusMlZ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiskyBehaviorDC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Taylor and Sweta welcome former NYC Public Defender, Mike Starr Hopkins. He is the founding partner of Northern Starr Strategies who also served on the Democratic presidential campaigns for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Delaney. They candidly discuss what brought America to this racial justice tipping point in history, and what evidence there is for effective equitability policies going forward. If Mike sounds familiar it’s because you’ve probably heard him on his popular podcast, The Starr Report, or seen him on MSNBC, CBS, C-SPAN, and more! We discuss the difference between defunding vs. abolishing the police, qualified immunity, and more. Civil discourse, spreading awareness, and knowledge is how society progresses. We at Risky Behavior all agree that we need to have this somber, but critical conversation. As we end our first season with this informative, eye-opening episode, we invite you to have a drink as per usual, to listen and learn, and to think critically about where we are in America, and where conversations and actions need to go for a truly equitable future. Remember, vote for your local representatives! They have more influence on your lives and communities than the lame-duck president. In the meantime, you can demand #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor here: https://justiceforbreonna.org/ Resources & References: Mapping Police Violence (https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/) How Redlining led to rioting (https://washingtonspectator.org/how-redlining-led-to-rioting/) Police Brutality and Black Health: Setting the Agenda for Public Health (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303691) Excessive Police Violence as a Public Health Issue (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11524-016-0040-2) War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of the American Police (https://www.aclu.org/report/war-comes-home-excessive-militarization-american-police) Davis, Angela Y. Are prisons obsolete?. Seven Stories Press, 2011. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
28 minutes | 6 months ago
NO Quarantine Nineteen
In this episode, Sweta and Taylor talk to Dr. Toby Amidor who is a registered clinical dietician, nutrition expert for the Food Network, and a Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Join their lively discussion on body image perceptions and social media judgments (especially as experienced by women and gay men), the popularity of CoolSculpting (FDA approved, but not for weight loss!), how healthy eating habits not only get you summer-ready but also stave off the onset of disease states like diabetes, and so much more! Restaurants across America may be opening up, but the healthy eating habits explained in this episode start at home, during lockdown or otherwise! Pro-tip: breakfast is key! References https://tobyamidornutrition.com/ https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0520p6.shtml --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Behind the (Bar) Scenes
Bars around the United States have closed along with many other “non-essential” businesses during the COVID lockdown, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t played a critical function in society…especially in cities like Washington D.C. where job-related stress is noticeably mitigated with trips to the local bar! With highly frequented drinking establishments also come significant risks. This episode breaks down the challenges associated with alcohol, nightlife, and how to strike the delicate balance between enjoyment and overconsumption...and WHO better to discuss these topics than two of America’s top bartenders: Deke Dunne (@deke_dc) and Jackson Crowder, who also manage Allegory, named one of DC’s top 15 bars! Allegory was also nominated as one of the top hotel cocktail bars in the country for a 2019 Spirited Award by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation. The bars will open again soon, and in the meantime grab a quarantini and join us for some “behind the bar” insight. You’ll be that much more informed when you can visit your favorite bar again! References https://talesofthecocktail.org/industrynews/tales-cocktail-foundation-announces-13th-annual-spirited-awards-winners/ https://www.allegory-dc.com/our-roots https://www.eatonworkshop.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Pole Dance Your Way to Mental Health!
Sweta and Taylor invite fitness extraordinaire and founder of all things wellness “MiFitSpot,” Michaela Brown, to talk about keeping mentally and physically fit during COVID-19. Michaela drops a bombshell: she hates working out! What hope is there for the rest of us if a woman who can regularly hold herself up horizontally on a pole dislikes breaking a sweat?! Sweta and Taylor get to the bottom how to get motivated to get active (especially during a lockdown), the science behind how to establish and maintain good habits, and how physical, nutritional and mental health are inextricably linked. If quarantine is bringing you down, crank up this episode up! You might be listening to this on the coach, but ultimately this episode is meant to lift your spirits and your bum out of a seating position! You’ll feel much better about raising a glass with us during our next happy hour once you do! References MiFitSpot http://www.mifitspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR332Nfl0IkFBb1klwUHWDDZ9sS4Ngrz1CKh8CNqhNEL3HcwYGnS06bzy7k --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Earth Day’s Behind Us, Now What?
Earth Day 2020 looked nothing like the original plan: celebrities and scientists marching and uniting along with millions on the National Mall in Washington D.C., but that DID NOT stop a virtual global effort that made history in its own right. Today’s guest, activist and trained clinical psychologist, Margaret Klein Salamon, is a leading voice in the climate action community. She founded “The Climate Mobilization” and is author of “Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth.” In this episode Margaret talks to Taylor and Sweta about the climate emergency and how people can turn their despair into climate action. She, herself, was in the final year of her PhD when she decided to channel her anxiety about climate change towards a real movement. Her story will make you think about what you are capable of accomplishing yourself. Sweta also interviewed Margaret as part of the recent largest virtual conference ever: “Earth Day Week!” Check the link below if you missed it! References The Climate Mobilization https://www.theclimatemobilization.org/ Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Climate-Emergency-Transform-Yourself-ebook/dp/B07V5D4MMT Earth Day Week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-V7wBxnaf8 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
28 minutes | 7 months ago
The Other C Word: Cannabis
The coronavirus is stretching into April and it’s easy to overlook special dates like Passover, Easter, or 4.20! The annual National Cannabis Policy Summit will not be taking place this spring in DC, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t highlight the significance of 4.20 and how far we have come in the cultivation, legalization and potentially full decriminalization of cannabis products. In this episode, Sweta and Taylor talk to Oregon cannabis farmer, Andrew Black, following a C-SPAN panel featuring Sweta and Andrew on how to produce cannabis products sustainably on a warming planet. Sweta, Andrew, and Taylor cover everything from hemp agriculture to why small farmers AND Big Pharma oppose legalizing cannabis. It’s a complicated landscape, but one worth understanding! Sweta and Taylor kick off this episode by trying one of Andrew’s CBD products. Andrew promised there would be no psychoactive effects, and while that held true for both hosts, CBD is NOT regulated. Any therapeutic benefits or promised effects are determined by the manufacturer, and it’s important for potential consumers to conduct due diligence. We also do not recommend mixing alcohol with cannabis products, and please consult credible expert guidance before enhancing this happy hour with us with anything beyond alcohol! References National Cannabis Policy Summit https://www.c-span.org/video/?459939-3/national-cannabis-policy-summit-part-2&event=459939&playEvent&show=0 CDC Cannabis guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/index.htm --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
31 minutes | 8 months ago
In this episode, Sweta and Taylor take the show from the studio to their living room to chat all things COVID-19. They discuss the evidence behind the effectiveness of social distancing measures (not as much as you would think!), public perceptions of risk and subsequent behaviors like hoarding and hysteria, food supply chains (are fine!), and some really controversial issues: Is this natural selection? How much are we willing to pay to save a life? And ultimately, why coronavirus should be mad at us! As usual, these two find the silver lining. Not only will they help listeners get through this with laughs, virtual happy hours and plenty of rosé, but they also concede that humanity might come out much better in terms of consumption. Grab a glass and hunker down. **The guidelines in every city are different regarding what is acceptable for social distancing. Our hosts were compliant to the DC guidelines when this was recorded on March 20th, but please make sure you are checking your local regulations as they tend to be adjusting rapidly in the US and around the world. Risky Behavior DC will continue to bring you content so you can enjoy a beverage with us from wherever you are, and regardless of how isolated you are required to be! References: www.cdc.gov www.who.int www.ecohealthalliance.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
27 minutes | 8 months ago
For the Love of Nature (and Technology!)
In this episode, Sweta and Taylor talk to Nancy Colleton, the President of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, which aims to leverage earth observation resources to better understand our planet. Nancy is driven by her love for nature, with an added bit of support and collaboration from NASA, NOAA, the National Science Foundation and other top-notch agencies and institutions dedicated to protecting our collective home. Behind their conservation and forecasting efforts are hard science, data and incredible innovations like satellite technology and AI. We loved getting some fascinating insights into the current state of our environment and all the species (in addition to us) that rely on it, as well as real efforts underway and hope for the future! This is the type of conversation we need in these trying times of COVID-19; one that is positive, forward-looking, are reminding us that we are all in this together! References IGES https://strategies.org/ Related Thinkpieces (Continuing the Conversation): https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/nasa-images-chinas-air-pollution-decreased-amid-coronavirus-measures.html https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/scientists-use-online-game-to-research-covid-19-treatment-67230 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
26 minutes | 9 months ago
Fear Food Not!
In this episode Sweta and Taylor talk to food futurist, Jack Bobo, who is also the CEO of Futurity: a food foresight company that helps brands get ahead of trends so they don’t get run over by them! He explains what it means to be a food futurist and gives us special insight into “why we fear the food we eat,” which also happens to be the name of his hit TED talk! We discuss current and future global food and nutrition trends from cellular agriculture to insect proteins. It’s evident we’ve come a long way in advancing our food systems and also have a long way to go to feed 9.8 billion people on a warming planet. Jack argues this can be done, and the next 30 years will be critical to achieving it. We debunk so many myths in this episode…from GMOs to Chinese Gooseberries. You’ll be sure to have a plethora of “shocking but true” tidbits of scientific knowledge to woah your colleagues and friends with over cocktails and (impossible?) burger sliders! Tune in to find out the one thing that would turn Taylor off to a margarita, and have one with us! Futurity https://futurityfood.com/ TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thiOicCQRWY --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
26 minutes | 9 months ago
A Trip to Space Anyone?
In this episode, Taylor and Sweta chat with Bill Klanke, CEO and publisher of Space Intel Report, the leading online space media company for the commercial space industry. Bill takes a “space level view” and explains the extent to which business and industry have overhauled the space landscape initially dominated by NASA, but now perhaps more synonymous with SpaceX! The trio discusses fake moons, US Space Force, the inherent risks associated with commercial practices lowering costs to give consumers access to space and so much more! Tune in to find out if Taylor’s future husband would have the option of taking him to space! Spoiler alert: it could be as early as the end of this year! Taylor better move from swiping to dating if he’s going to be one of the first tourist couples to check out space! References Space Intel Report: https://www.spaceintelreport.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
10 minutes | 10 months ago
Hot Topic: Coronavirus
Check out this bonus “hot topic” episode on coronavirus! Sweta and Taylor break down this virus only how they can, in relation to the big global picture. E.g., how are global trends like overpopulation, urbanization, increased transport, and human interconnectedness, and finally climate change resulting in the emergence and persistence of infectious diseases like coronavirus? While coronavirus is unlikely to hit the status of a pandemic (a disease spanning countries and generations like HIV or Spanish Influenza), NOW is the time to think about the prevention of the next big infectious disease. We need to talk about uncomfortable truths, human behaviors, and how proactive risk management is necessary to stop these diseases from ever emerging. Currently, an estimated 1.67 million potential unknown diseases are out there (EcoHealth Alliance, see reference) and if/when they make the jump to humans, quite frankly, no amount of quarantines or evacuations can contain them. EcoHealth Alliance: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.ecohealthalliance.org/2020/01/what-do-you-need-to-know-about-wuhan-coronavirus&source=gmail&ust=1581049269365000&usg=AFQjCNHzuURmhjbxj3RokgNM9-WFHLyO_Q --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
31 minutes | 10 months ago
Can We Please Get Rid of Ghosting....
In this episode, Sweta chats with Delal Pektas, TV producer at CGTN America about risks associated with sex and dating. Women in Washington D.C., in major cities in the U.S. and around the world, and generally ANYWHERE who are single are often rife with stories that tend to lean more negative than positive. These aren’t just tales to entertain coupled-off friends, but are actually representative of troubling trends towards less intimacy across generations, but more evident in younger demographics. On the flip side of negative views associated with sex and dating are the very real risks associated with loneliness, both mental and physical. Sweta and Delal explore the science behind sex and dating and share a hysterical story or two of what it’s like being from conservative cultures that associate sex outside of marriage with guaranteed unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, and ultimately being 30 something career women dating in D.C. This episode will definitely encourage a drink…or two! References: Why are young people having so little sex? https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
28 minutes | 10 months ago
In this episode, Sweta is sandwiched between TWO food and nutrition scientists, co-host Taylor and Dr. PK Newby, author of “Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know.” Despite the whiplash, Sweta learns a lot (!) as will any listener who has been equally confused by fad diets and celebrity-backed food trends. While diets can be entrenched in some science, they tend to stem from sensationalized single studies, or “studies de jour!” This is the episode to finally help debunk Keto, Paleo, and even the Twinkie diet! If you hear wine glasses clinking in the background it’s because we’re responsibly enjoying happy hour through this conversation. We welcome you to join us, and to also pair your beverage with the food science community’s consensus that food plates should be primarily plant-based! Spoiler alert: there is actually more agreement than that! https://pknewby.com/books/ Did you know the food pyramid no longer existed? Sweta didn’t! Taylor advised Sweta to check out: www.choosemyplate.gov --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
32 minutes | a year ago
The Future of Energy
In the inaugural episode of “Risky Behavior,” Sweta and Taylor chat to David Livingston, the Deputy Director of Climate and Advanced Energy at The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, on all thing climate and energy! Topics discussed range from how to make the global energy system more sustainable, why nuclear and other energy sources are perceived riskier than they actually are, and where we are in harnessing energy from volcanoes…wait are we? David’s expertise isn’t simply limited to predictions on the future of energy, but he also excels at accurately dropping in fancy vocabulary words like “panoply” and “largesse” into casual conversation. Grab and drink and listen to this compelling episode on renewable energy, the positions of the Democratic presidential hopefuls, and how to use “bevy” correctly in a sentence that will surely make you popular at your next cocktail party! References: Atlantic Council: Global Energy Center https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/programs/global-energy-center/ Join Sweta and Taylor as they explore controversial issues and address your health and wellness concerns. Listen to new podcast episodes every bi-weekly Thursday and watch live on Fridays on Eaton Radio. In conjunction with Eaton Radio, a community-based radio station with a DIY spirit. Produced by Brandon Jack Lee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
3 minutes | a year ago
Introducing Risky Behavior
Join Dr. Sweta Chakraborty and Dr. Taylor Wallace for happy hour as they explore controversial issues and address your health and wellness concerns, ranging from nutrition and climate change, to sex and prescription drugs. Together this dynamic duo will loosen lips and spill tea from the heart of Washington, D.C., with special expert guests you won't want to miss! In conjunction with Eaton Radio, a Washington, D.C. community-based radio station with a DIY spirit. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/riskybehaviordc/message
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